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The Greatest Moments in Sports

Published: November 2009
SKU: 9781402220999

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A New York Times Bestseller!

Broadcaster Len Berman brings the greatest moments in sports to life for fans of all ages!

If you had to pick the greatest thing in sports you'd ever seen, what would it be?

Was it a miraculous comeback?
An amazing catch?
A game-winning buzzerbeater?
Or something completely different?

The best thing about sports is that you never know when a great moment is going to happen. And everyone has a different opinion about what the greatest moments are. Sportscaster Len Berman reveals his favorite moments in sports and offers this challenge—what are yours?

Hear the cheers, create and share your own memories, and let the debate begin! Plus, the included CD features many of the actual broadcasts—you'll hear all the drama and excitement as it happened!


  • DAVID TYREE'S Super Bowl helmet catch
  • WAYNE GRETZKY breaking the NHL scoring record
  • A RECEPTION SO GREAT they call it "immaculate"
  • MICHAEL JORDAN'S championship buzzer-beater


  • How a young Tiger Woods destroys the field to win his first major championship
  • Why one race-car driver is called "The King"
  • College basketball's biggest upset
  • When Babe Ruth tells a pitcher where he'll hit his home run—then does it

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Case Count: 14
  • Age range: 9-12
"Packaged with a magazine-style cover, this sports book is loaded with hype. Bold display types, bright colors and superlative enticements will lure readers to discover the stories behind such moments as "Muhammad Ali's Shocking Championship Upset." — Kirkus Reviews
"It's an eclectic roundup that's likely to have readers mulling their own personal favorites." — Publishers Weekly
"Readers and browsers will enjoy paging through this compendium's stories and action-filled photos." — Booklist
"There are two splendid volumes for children, though parents will surely enjoy both before wrapping them. Len Berman's "The Greatest Moments in Sports" (Sourcebooks, $16.99) includes Babe Ruth's called homer, the Stanford Band play, the 1980 Olympic miracle on ice and the U.S. women's World Cup soccer spectacular. " — Bloomberg
"Although it is listed as juvenile nonfiction, this attractive and well-designed volume will appeal to a wide range of sports fans, not just young people." — BookLoons.com
"Most of all, I love the nonchalant style Berman has throughout the book, perfect for the sports-crazed fan as well as a casual reader curious about sports history. With a nice flow and stories presented in an entertaining manner, it's a fun read." — Bri Meets Books
"Young sports fans will appreciate "The Greatest Moments in Sports" by sportscaster Len Berman including the 1980 Olympic "Miracle on Ice" and a CD of actual broadcasts." — Buffalo News
"Just what you need to relive those magical moments and send chills up your arms. So what would you call the greatest moment in sports?" — Examiner.com
"Each readable entry, packed with bits of trivia, is enhanced by photographs that heighten interest...The book will have decided appeal for sports lovers." — Horn Book
"Do you have a friend who's not that into sports, but who still likes to be an informed person? Then you need to give him or her Len Berman's The Greatest Moments in Sports. The book is being promoted for children and young adults, and I'm certain that they will enjoy the stories, glossy photographs and the accompanying CD that contains the live broadcast audio of some of these moments. " — Life Skate
"I bought this book for my library and already have a waiting list of boys wanting to read it. And ultimately, that's what I love most about this book, it will get boys (and probably their dads) reading." — Milk & Cookies
"The book was released only last month but is already hard to find." — Post-Bulletin
"This action-packed collection of statistics, photos and stories by the famous sportscaster, Len Berman, has something of interest for all sports fanatics, young and old." — Shelf Talk-Seattle Public Library
"Len Berman's "The Greatest Moments in Sports" and "The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time" (Sourcebooks, $16.99, 136 pages, coffee table size) are two for your sports bookshelf. Penned by one of the most affable and informed sportscasters of all time, the two tomes terrifically tell tales of players and moments that hold special places in sports history. For browsing, for research, for reading - these titles have what it takes. " — Sportsology
"The book has all the components of a good non-fiction text. It has heading, captions, tables, the list goes on. There is also a CD that has recordings of some of the great moments. I imagine that when this goes in the new arrival basket it will quickly end up in a book bag." — The Boy Reader
"The book is readable. Great photos. Great choices of great moments...Berman knows how to write. " — readerbuzz
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